For the most fulfilling experience at our historic site, we recommend that you begin here at our Museum and Visitor Center. Be sure to see our latest exhibit, Sisters Today: A World of Difference.
In our free museum, you’ll find illustrations, anecdotes, and 19th-century artifacts from our archives, including letters written by Elizabeth Ann Seton herself—all telling the story of her remarkable life. You may also view a 12-minute film about her life. From here, take a free guided tour of the Basilica, our historic homes and grounds, or feel free to roam and experience our sites at your leisure.
40 Years A Saint
This exhibit tells the story of Elizabeth Ann Seton’s journey to sainthood and highlights the September 14, 1975 event where she was proclaimed a Saint.View Exhibit
Civil War Sisters
Learn how the Daughters and Sisters of Charity served those in need during the Civil War. Read personal accounts of the Sisters, see where they served, view panoramic images, and see bullet fragments and other artifacts found on the battlefields.View Exhibit
The Seton Shrine Shop offers one-of-a-kind mementos, books, and souvenirs not available anywhere else.